Monday, November 21

Gasoline Alley - Rod Stewart (1970)

"Gasoline Alley follows the same formula of Rod Stewart's first album, intercutting contemporary covers with slightly older rock & roll and folk classics and originals written in the same vein. The difference is in execution. Stewart sounds more confident, claiming Elton John's 'Country Comfort,' the Small Faces' 'My Way of Giving,' and the Rolling Stones' version of 'It's All Over Now' with a ragged, laddish charm. Like its predecessor, nearly all of Gasoline Alley is played on acoustic instruments -- Stewart treats rock & roll songs like folk songs, reinterpreting them in individual, unpredictable ways. ..."
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